Our staff


  • Keith miller

    Senior pastor

    kmiller@lifesjourneychurch.com

    Keith and his wife Janis have three boys – Kyle and his wife Michaela, Katlin and Kory. Keith was called to the Gospel ministry in 1979 and has a deep passion for discipleship and the preaching of God’s word. His desire is to see the peoples of God come alive to the reality of God’s truth and walk in the fullness of Christ who is our hope and glory.


    He sees the truth as being God alone, through the work of Christ Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit that sets us free to experience an abundant and full life. He also believes that in order for the church to stand firm, they must know who we are in Christ and what God has promised to each one of His children. “We are because He is.”


    He graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity/Biblical Counseling in May, 1983. He has been actively involved with the church since that time. He has been the Senior Pastor of Life's Journey since it’s founding in 2007.

  • Thomas Neely

    Worship Pastor

    tneely@lifesjourneychurch.com

    Thomas is a long-time resident of Huntsville and has been leading worship for 11 years. He received his Bachelors of Music Education from Troy University in 2011. It is his desire to encourage all attendees of Life's Journey towards a lifestyle of biblical worship. We are all worshippers. It is Who and what we worship that is the focus.


    In his free time, Thomas enjoys writing and playing music with friends and family, as well as spending time outdoors, playing sports and cooking. Thomas has been the Worship Pastor at Life's Journey Church since January 2013.

  • Matt Lindsey

    Student Pastor

    mlindsey@lifesjourneychurch.com

    Matt Lindsey and his wife Heather married in 2005 and moved to Huntsville in 2006 where they currently live with their daughter Chloe. Matt received his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Matt has a heart to see students equipped to live the abundant life they have received in Christ, and it is his desire to walk with them as they journey. While Matt ministers to students, he also believes in ministering throughout all aspects of life. Whether shopping for groceries, going out to eat, riding a bike or just taking a walk, God opens opportunities for discipleship each and every day.

  • Cortney Hutcheson

    Children's Pastor

    chutcheson@lifesjourneychurch.com

    Cortney Hutcheson is originally from Henagar, Alabama but moved to Huntsville with his wife Danielle in 2011. Danielle is a teacher at Madison County Elementary. They are currently expecting their first child. Cortney graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Secondary Education. After a couple of years in and out of the secondary classroom, he answered God’s call to full-time ministry in January, 2013. He enjoys date nights with Danielle, hanging with friends, hiking or anything outdoors, video games, movies and Alabama football. Cortney has a deep passion for children and hungers to see them come to know the fullness of God.

  • Laurie Pallotta

    Administrative Assistant

    info@lifesjourneychurch.com

    Laurie is a former special education teacher and over the years has used this skill to homeschool her sons and teach others’ kids. Sometimes she really misses those days. In addition to her duties at Life’s Journey, she works for a Huntsville-based media company. While publishing is a relatively new thing for her, writing is not. Laurie has been writing for as long as she can remember and believes she has a great deal yet to talk about. She loves to read and is always amazed at how far some great books can carry her.  


    She is especially proud of her 35-year marriage to Ralph, her now retired, Army-officer husband. Laurie is the daughter of a career Army officer, so she walked into her military marriage with a variety of experiences that prepared her for the life, and she is grateful! Having spent most of her life moving, Laurie was thrilled to finally be able to settle permanently in their new hometown of Huntsville after Ralph’s final military assignment at Redstone Arsenal. Ralph and Laurie have three grown children and one grandson whom they love dearly.  


    Volunteerism is in important part of Laurie’s world as is missionary work. She has taught women and children in Africa and Haiti and has done construction work in Jamaica. She currently serves as an Aggie’s Arts volunteer and President of the Board.


    Laurie is also the oldest of nine children, which may explain her penchant for filling empty silences with mindless chatter and her inability to enjoy solitude for more than eleven-and-a-half minutes. One of her favorite verses is Matthew 11:28-29: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

  • Kristin Carlton

    Missions Intern

    kristincarlton96@gmail.com

    Kristin Carlton is from Huntsville, Alabama. God gave her the desire for overseas missions when she was a young girl. In 2014 she graduated from Grissom High School and in the following August, she moved to Costa Rica for a nine month program with SCORE International. God has called her back to Huntsville to pursue missions here as the missions intern and to also get her basics done at Calhoun Community College before transferring to a four-year school to get a degree in Spanish. God has given her the desire to one day be a translator for a ministry in a Spanish-speaking country. Through this two-year internship, Kristin is excited to see how God will use her to pour into others and grow her relationship with Him.